Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Do you know when it’s over?

Is there a feeling, a knowing of sorts that can’t be explained?

Is it when your brain takes over the thoughts that it knows your heart can’t handle?

Is there a right time to walk away from all that you know?

Will you know when that time is?

Will you know what avenues to take when the time arrives?

Will you be on your own or will family and friends be there FOR you and not judge you like the world does?

Will people understand how hard this is for you?

Will you be strong enough to do what you know needs to be done?

Can you handle it on your own?

Are you scared to be alone?

Will this be the last time you walk away?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

AIG – Returning $80 million

Do you believe that the Executives should be made to HAVE to return the money they received as bonuses? The same people who received the bonuses are the same people responsible for the destruction of the company. The government had just given the company $170 billion in bailout money and it seems as though they used this money to award themselves. The bonuses ranged from $1,000 to almost $6.5 million. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said that AIG paid bonuses of $1 million or more to 73 employees, including 11 who no longer work there.

These statements were taken from the AP –Associated Press:

“Chief Executive Edward Liddy expressed concern that the company may not be able to attract and retain talented employees if they believe their compensation is subject to adjustment by the Treasury.”

“About 400 employees and future employees in AIG's financial products division received bonuses. Documents provided by AIG to the Treasury Department said the awards ranged from $1,000 to nearly $6.5 million. Seven employees were to receive more than $3 million. Last week Cuomo said AIG paid bonuses of $1 million or more to 73 employees, including 11 who no longer work there.”

Last week the House passed a plan to tax 90 percent on bonuses paid to those employees of AIG whose income is more than $250,000. However Obama has disagreed with the tax bill.

So, do you believe that the Executives of AIG should have to return the money they received as bonuses? Should the contracts that they signed be taken into consideration?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Old Navy Commercial... Racist???

I've heard several times that people believe that this commercial is racist… Do you? I have to admit that it bothered me a little ... What bothered me the most was the fact that they portrayed the husband of one of the other mannequins looking at the naked mannequin the obvious wife and mother to the other ones standing there? Well, YES, it bothered me momentarily and my next thought was, “Why does the black female mannequin have to be the one that is stripped of her clothes, left there to be ogled by the white husband and yes, even the dog had something to say… Those were my immediate reactions… After that passed, I was okay… I mean, I don’t shop at Old Navy already so they aren’t getting MY money, however they seem to be doing fine without it too. So… what are your thoughts? Did they go too far? Are we as viewers taking this to the next level when there is no need to react this way??

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Vaction... Schmaycation....

Why does it seem like vacation is nothing but work... It feels as though I've been at work all week instead of on vacation... Yes, I've gotten things done, but I guess not what I wanted too.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Reality Not Yet Reached...

Have you ever just sat down, paper and pen, with nothing picked out to say and ended up with something spectacular? A dream of mine is to have a book published and it turn up on Oprah’s Book of the Month Club with the whole world wanting to know what was inside the cover. On the back, of course, it will be a black and white shot of me wearing something fabulous, clean cut and business like. I already have my pose picked out and what the background will be… Why do dreams seem so far fetched? A dream is only reality not yet reached.. That’s how I try to think of it anyway. What are your dreams? A fantasy is something totally different.. Leave that for another post! :0)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Letter with HIV Sent To Obama!!!

From Fox News

A man from President Obama’s hometown of Chicago has been arrested for allegedly sending Obama and his staff envelopes containing HIV-infected blood, in the hopes of killing or harming them.

It’s only the second time ever that HIV-infected blood has been sent with malicious intent through the U.S. mail system, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said.

In the weeks leading up to Obama’s inauguration, Saad Hussein, an Ethiopian refugee in his late 20’s, sent an envelope addressed to “Barack Obama” to offices of the Illinois government in Springfield, Ill., according to court documents. The envelope contained a series of unusual items, including a letter with reddish stains and an admission ticket for Obama’s election-night celebration in Chicago’s Grant Park. Court documents said Hussein, who takes drugs to treat a mental illness, later told FBI agents he is “very sick with HIV” and cut his fingers with a razor so he could bleed on the letter.

Hazmat teams were called in after the envelope was opened, and offices of the Illinois Department on Aging and the Department of Revenue were locked down for nearly two hours, locking 300 staffers in their offices, court documents said.

Hussein, with his brother acting as an interpreter, told FBI agents he was actually “an admirer” of Obama and was “seeking help from the government,” according to court documents. He also told them he was hoping to obtain tickets to the inaugural ceremonies in Washington, the documents said.

Days after sending the letter to Obama, Hussein allegedly placed two more letters in the mail, one addressed to “Emanuel,” an apparent reference to Obama’s current chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. The two letters contained what appeared to be dried blood, the court documents said.
For the first time in a long time, I think I do not have any comments on this story at all...